Why Did Airport Security Think Jane Lynch Had a Bomb in Her Luggage?

Why Did Airport Security Think Jane Lynch Had a Bomb in Her Luggage?

Seth Meyers had some choice words for TSA.

By Alesandra Dubin

Stars don’t always get off easy when going through airport security, even with all of their fame. Consider that Olympian Aly Raisman said she was body shamed by a TSA agent, for instance. And we all know how things turned out for Kim Zolciak-Biermann while traveling through Germany, thanks to her epic Twitter rant.

Well, comedian Jane Lynch is the latest celeb to encounter some airport drama during a recent interaction with TSA, and she shared the whole tale with Seth Meyers on Late Night

The Glee star was on her way back from a film festival in Provincetown, Massachusetts, where she scooped up an award. That’s when she got stopped at the airport. 

“It went through the X-ray, and they pulled me aside, and they said, ‘Ma’am, do you have something in your suitcase you want to tell me about?’ And I said no,” she explained. “And they said, ‘Well we saw something, and its shaped like a cylinder, and if you can’t tell me what it is, you’re going into that room, and we’re taking your bag into that room.’”

That’s when it clicked for her: “I remembered it’s the award,” she said. “They thought it was a pipe bomb! It’s long and skinny.”

Jane was actually quick to give TSA some props for doing their job — but interviewer Seth had a different interpretation. Noting that  Jane is also shooting a movie about the Unibomber, Ted Kaczynski, he joked that the agents might also have found that script in her bag and assumed the worst. Seth poked a little fun at the agency: “We're not great at connecting the dots, but you're making it very easy!”

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